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    MUSE Project Acronyms and Abbreviations The following table is intended to help you find your way around the MUSE project:

    Acronym meaning remarks

    AI Action Item
    ADC Atmospheric Dispersion Corrector
    AIT Assembly, Integration and Testing
    AIP Astrophys. Institute Potsdam
    AO Adaptive Optics
    AOT ESO Adaptive Optics Team consortium partner
    ATH Auxiliary Telescope Hall
    BFD Back Focal Distance
    CAN Controller Area Network
    CCD Charge Coupled Devices
    CDR Conceptual Design Review
    CFC Continuous Flow Cryostat
    CGR Critical Gate Review validation of the complete design before manufacture
    CRAL Centre Recherche Astron. de Lyon
    CLG Calibration Light Guides
    CLS Calibration Light Sources
    CU Calibration Unit
    CUE Calibration Unit Electronics
    CTE Coeffcient of Thermal Expansion
    DoF Degrees Of Freedom
    DV Detector Vessel
    ECU Electronic Control Unit
    EE Ensquared Energy
    ETH Eidgen. Tech. Hochschule Zurich
    ESO European Southern Observatory
    FDR Final Design Review
    FLW Field Lens Window
    FMA Focusing Mirror Array
    FO Fore Optics
    FOV Field of View
    FS Field Splitter
    FSep Field Separator
    GALACSI (MUSE adaptive optics system)
    IAG Institute for Astrophysics G”ttingen
    ICD Interface Control Document
    ICE Instrument Control Electronics
    ICH Instrument Control HardwareS
    ICS Instrument Control Software
    IDA Image Dissector Array
    IDS Instrument Detector System
    I/F Interface
    IFU Integral Field Unit
    IQ Image Quality
    IMS Instrument Main Structure
    ISS Image Slicer Subsystem
    ISSTAT ISS Tests and Alignment Tool
    LAOMP Laboratoire d’Astrophysique Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées
    LAN Local Area Network
    LATTP Lab.d’Astrophys,Obs.Midi-Pyrenees
    LCU Local Control Unit
    LN2 Liquid nitrogen
    MAIT Manufact., Assembly, Integrat. Testing
    MIA Manufacturing Item Acceptance
    MUSE Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer
    NA Not Applicable
    NAR Nasmyth Adapter/Rotator
    NFM Narrow Field Mode
    NGC Next Generation Controller
    NP Nasmyth Platform
    NTCCD Next Generation Technology CCD
    ODT ESO Optical Detector Team consortium partner
    PAC Preliminary Acceptance Chile
    PAE Preliminary Acceptance Europe
    PBS Product Breakdown Structure
    PDR Preliminary Design Review
    PGR Preliminary Gate Review Validation of feasibility and performance (similar to PDR)
    PM Progress Meeting
    PSF Point Spread Function
    PSM Pupil Slit Mask
    RD Reference Document
    SCP Service Connection Points
    SPS Spectrograph System
    SGR Specification Gate Review Validation of input data. First global design and analysis
    SRO Splitting and Relay Optics
    S/S Sub System
    TBC To Be Confirmed
    TBD To Be Defined/Determined
    UT Unit Telescope
    VLT Very Large Telescope
    VCS Vacuum Cryogeny System
    VPHG Volume Phase Holographic Grat.
    WFM Wide Field Mode
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